The Hyde Square Task Force’s Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Celina Miranda has been named executive director of Hyde Square Task Force effective August 22, 2016. Miranda has spent her career engaged in work that enables underserved communities to access the resources and opportunities they need for a better future. With more than a decade of experience in philanthropy, she has helped numerous Boston nonprofits secure funding in the service of their mission. She was a member of HSTF’s board of directors from 2009 through 2014, and she knows and shares our mission and values. Miranda’s professional and educational background, along with her passion for youth, social justice and education makes her uniquely suited to lead HSTF.
Miranda joins HSTF from her position as senior program officer at the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, where she managed grants in education and economic mobility since 2012. Prior to this, she was the vice president and charitable giving manager for BNY Mellon Public Affairs, where she helped develop an initiative focused on youth aging out of foster care. As a program associate at the Hyams Foundation, she managed youth development grants and initiatives.
Miranda teaches at Boston University School of Social Work and is a trustee of the Rutland Corner Foundation, which supports girl-serving programs throughout Greater Boston. She was named a “Boston Latino on the Move” by the Boston Business Journal.
Miranda recently received her Ph.D. in social work and sociology from Boston University. Her dissertation research examined the integration of a positive youth development framework in community-based youth organizations. She earned an MSW and Ed.M. from Boston University, and a BA from Smith College in Latin American literature and Latin American studies.
Kim Comart, whose leadership and commitment to our mission has been critical to our ongoing success since last September, will continue to serve as interim executive director until Miranda begins on August 22nd.
Learn more about Miranda by reading our latest blog post, where we ask her questions to introduce her to the HSTF community.